Similar to the craze of the gold and white/black and blue dress on social media; a giant rat from USJ11 is enjoying its fair share of fame, as netizens are passionately sharing its picture on social media.
Here’s the giant rat.
So, here’s the main question, the question that’s of equivocal importance as the question of after life or as the question of creation; is the rat really that big or is it just another illusion?
Some feel that the rat is truly big (I mean, surely there are huge rats) while others disagree. And the ones that do disagree have the imperative need to prove the “believers” wrong. Why not just leave them to their opinions? It’s not like they’re hurting anyone.
So, they decided to “invest” a portion of their day to look into the matter with the precision of scientific thought, and after hours (more like minutes) of contemplation, some smarter groups of people emerged with the idea that the rat appears big because of the camera angle and not because of its true size.
This turned out to be true.
In fact, Subang Jaya State Assemblyman Hannah Yeoh shared the actual picture on her Facebook page, as a way of letting people know that the rat is not really that big and that it’s just the camera angle.
The photographer actually zoomed in order to make a smaller rat look much, much bigger (I guess there’s a thing or two we could learn from him the next time we’re trying to send over intimate pictures to our “beloved” recipients).
Upon hearing the rational explanation of the photographer zooming in while taking the picture; I’m pretty sure that there were a string of broken hearts that felt that they lost all meaning in life, but the rest of the ordinary population seemed to handle the news well.
While people where engaged in this “heated” and “important” debate about the size of the rat, there were others on the sidelines likening the rats to politicians and other mythical creatures.
A few were even predicting the rats dietary habits.
While I’m glad that they were having fun with the issue, I feel they were being too agnostic about the matter, and I feel that they should learn to a pick a side the next time we have an argument about something unreal.
So, there you have it, the rat is not really big, it’s just a picture taken from a strategic angle (if you’ve been spending all morning in fear about being invaded by giant rats, you’ve nothing to fret about).
If there’s one thing that we can count on, is that folks on social media care more about things that don’t matter than things that do.